Got any funny acronyms at your ER??? - page 3

Ok... So I am a part of a committee putting together a "seminar" targeting New Grads, Recent Grads and students. We are tentatively calling it "REAL Life in the ER". We are planning it... Read More

  1. by   maturner
    DBI = dirt bag index which is the patients number of teeth divided by number of tatoos (jailhouse and homemade tatoos get counted twice)
  2. by   stevierae
    Quote from babs_rn
    Oh yeah. Had a doc who ordered Serum Porcelain Levels when a pt was a "crock" or FOS
    LOL, that reminds me of an old one they used in the '70s, when patients who were weird/chronic complainers/hypochondriacs etc. were referred to as "turkeys--" so, the joke was, if this type of patient presents to ER, order STAT serum feather level...
  3. by   abnurse
    Anal glaucoma - can't see my a** coming to work today
  4. by   Rena RN 2003
    CID-STW = "came in dead, stayed that way" - s/p code diagnosis

    status dramaticus = seen mostly in young friends/family members of the acute emergent hang nail case
  5. by   darius000
    usually say things like "I don't know why I'm so breathless" or "I get terrible pain in my knees or hip when I try to walk.

    also love the frequent flyers who arrive with abdo pain and nausea and the first thing they ask is what time does lunch come around
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07
  6. by   gwenith
    MIF For X-rays showing large amounts of abdominal gas stands for Massive Internal Fart
  7. by   missboo622
    Ok, I work in a RURAL hospital, so you have to consider the types of pts we have out here. So, the few we have are:

    PWTT - Poor White Trailer Trash
    Jackie - Jack A$$
    Norsaline - The infamous drug that will cure all drug seekers headaches the moment it is pushed (Normal Saline)
    POS - Piece of S**T
    CDCDSOB - Calm Down, Calm Down, Sons a *****es
  8. by   sadrn
    BOHICA- bend over here it comes again

    Felepsy- patients and family members who continue to drop the "F" bomb

    Incarceritis- patients who suddenly developed acute chest pain while on the way to jail. Also commonly called "jailitis" or FOS or "waste of time"
  9. by   ERNurse752
    RBS = real bad sick :hatparty:
  10. by   blueinplaid
    My contribution is give 'em a little PTQ....pillow till quiet
  11. by   PrincessN

    I don't have any to contribute but I loved those posted and will keep them handy.

    Made me laugh out loud and I needed that! :chuckle
  12. by   mobileLPN
    TMB= Too Many Birthdays

    Some pts need referrals to the Follow Up Care Unit (FUC-U)

    DX: Hypovicodinemia.

    They aren't frequent flyers anymore, they're "Experienced consumers of healthcare services".

    ICP Immaculate conception pregnancy. "But I can't be pregnant!"

    VicoProFlex: The s/p MVA combo of Vicodin, Ibuprofen, and Flexeril.

    Status Adolescencus: Teenage brats
  13. by   kmchugh
    Quote from darius000
    TFFs - too f.....g fat syndrome.
    Along these lines: Acute biscuit poisoning.